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the moras have arrived

you might remember a couple of weeks ago when i mentioned allen edmonds were bringing back their mora double monk strap shoes for their custom collection.  it took a day of deliberation, but i ordered a pair in the chili burnished calf.  they said it would take 6-8 weeks for the shoes to arrive.  well, they surprised me last wednesday when they sent me an email saying they had shipped and would be here friday.  i missed the ups person last week, so they were dropped off this morning.  they are absolutely perfect in every way (as you can see below).  if you’re on the fence about double monks or unsure of which place you should click buy, give these a try.  you won’t be disappointed.

after much consideration

“we’re really doing it though, aren’t we buddy?” (for reference see here).  after much consideration and help from a few friends, i settled on a pair of allen admonds moras.  i originally ordered the brown grain calf, but changed my mind after giving the chili burnished calf another look (thanks jrs).  i went with the brown standard welt as opposed to the natural standard, because i didn’t want it to be too light.  allen edmonds customer service was extremely helpful when i requested an order change (a real person actually picked up the phone).  now the waiting game begins.  i’ll do a follow up post when they arrive in 6 weeks.

the mora has returned

the allen edmonds mora has returned.  their version of the classic double monk was thought to be extinct, but after several emails and “pleas” from devoted fans, ae brought them back to life.  the bad news (if you want to call it that) is that they’re only available in their custom program which means they retail for $450 and will take 6-8 weeks to make it to your door.  there are 14 different leathers to choose from and 6 different soles – plus they are goodyear welted so they can be resoled.  thank you valet and dreams of perfection for breaking the news this morning.  i couldn’t have imagined a better way to start a month.

alden cordovan monk strap

i’m still searching for the perfect monk strap for fall.  i’ve never owned a pair before so i know i need to buy something that will last.  the shoe above – made by alden – looks like a perfect candidate.  it’s usa made with hand stained shelled cordovan.  the burgundy looks incredible and i can wear them with a navy or charcoal suit.  the only remaining question is whether or not i want to go the double monk route.  if allen edmonds were to bring back the mora (below), i’d buy a pair immediately.